Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service Opportunities

We have opportunities to join our Inclusion / Disabled Children's Service to support young people within North Yorkshire.

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Welcome and thank you for your interest.

In North Yorkshire we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A place of opportunity where all children and young people are happy, healthy and achieving.

We also believe that children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities should have the opportunity to live within a family environment wherever possible and should have access to the support they need to achieve their longer term ambitions.

The Inclusion Service is made up of a range of complementary services, including the specialist disabled children’s service four multidisciplinary locality hubs, undertaking statutory assessment for Education, Health and Care Plans and offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND.

We are ambitious in our plans to make certain high quality local provision meets the identified care and educational needs of children and young people.

This vision for education provision for children and young people with SEND builds on both the  SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision (pdf / 3 MB) and the Young and Yorkshire 2 plan. The SEND Strategic Plan for Educational Provision is an ambitious five-year plan, which describes how we intend to transform services and educational provision for children and young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

In the last year, we have established four multidisciplinary locality hubs offering holistic support for children and young people with SEND, and we are also developing a network of Targeted Mainstream Provisions in schools. Our Inclusion colleagues are pivotal to this development, working with our specialist teams and hub managers to ensure we have the right support in place at the right time. It’s the perfect time to join us to help us fulfil our ambitions working innovatively with our multi-agency partnerships.

We have recently completed a review of social care support for children with disabilities and this will form the basis for a programme of transformation to ensure the needs of children with disabilities and their families remain at the heart of what we do and inform practice and service delivery. The specialist service is made up of three social work teams supporting around 400 children and their families.

You will have diverse and varied work, professional development and the opportunity to shape innovative practice. You will have a very visible career; building your professional network, with work that is recognised both regionally and nationally. We are very much a learning forward-thinking authority, we learn, listen and shape continually.

We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic individuals who can shape innovative practice and are committed to providing evidence based services that are valued by children and their families.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Find our current vacancies and apply below.

Job title: Disabled Children and Young People Manager
Grade: SM2
Salary: £59,526 to £67,815 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Location: County Hall, Northallerton. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.
Hours: Full-time / 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Manager to join our Disabled Children’s Service, part of the Inclusion Service which supports children with SEND.
You will be responsible for the management, support and advise Locality Team Leaders and three Registered Managers of the Children's Resource Centres in relation to operational matters and complex cases as well as supervision, appraisal and performance management.

The specialist disabled children’s service is established within the SEND Service (0-25) to ensure an integrated approach to education and care needs for children and young people with SEND and their families in terms of assessment, planning and decision making.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Significant contribution into key strategic developments to ensure consistency of practice across children’s social care and SEND teams and the continued development of evidence informed practice;
  • The management of the specialist Disabled Children’s Service including line management, performance and budget management;
  • Actively promoting sufficiency of provision to support children with disabilities and their families through informed commissioning and innovation opportunities;
  • Duties associated with the responsibility as named Responsible Individual for the Children’s Resource Centres;
  • Commissioning appropriate high quality provision for disabled children and inputting into strategic commissioning and quality assurance plans, frameworks and developments insofar as they relate to disabled children and their families;
  • Engaging with health and education partners to ensure collective responsibility for children with disabilities in terms of decision making, outcomes and funding; and
  • Ensuring commitment to transitions to ensure that appropriate pathway options for young people with disabilities are determined including maintaining strong and effective partnerships with Health and Adult Services and health commissioners.

To be successful you must:

  • Hold a relevant Qualification in Social Work;
  • Be able to demonstrate substantial and relevant experience of working as a Social Worker preferably with disabled children and young people;
  • Have extensive experience in children’s services, including involvement in cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including child protection and Care Proceedings, and;
  • Evidence of strategic planning skills and the ability to implement and embed plans effectively

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as local government pension scheme, retail discounts and access to green car scheme which is just one of a range of salary sacrifice schemes available.
 
If you would like more information, please contact Jane Le Sage (Assistant Director Inclusion) by emailing: Jane.LeSage@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.
 
We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy.

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 1 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Monday 2 August 2021
  • Interview date: Monday 16 August 2021

Key documents

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Job title: Locality Team Manager for Disabled Children’s Services
Grade: N
Salary: £43,857 to £47,782 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time / 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Opportunities available in: North Yorkshire House, Scarborough and, White Rose House, Northallerton or Manor Road, Knaresborough (dependent on your location). We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Locality Team Managers with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

We are looking for two highly motivated and experienced Locality Team Managers (one in the west of the county and one in the east) to join our Disabled Children’s Service which is part of the Inclusion Service which supports children with SEND.
 
You will be responsible for the management of Social Workers, Family Support Workers and their cases which will include children and families receiving short breaks, disabled children Looked After by the local authority and children at risk of significant harm. You will manage a commissioning budget for short breaks and will work closely with the other Locality Team Leader in your area and as part of a county management team to ensure consistency and high quality practice. You will work with colleagues from Inclusion, the Children and Families Service, Occupational Therapy, schools, providers and with health colleagues to co-ordinate planning and support for families.
 
To be successful you must:

  • Hold a relevant Qualification in Social Work;
  • Be able to demonstrate substantial and relevant experience of working as a Social Worker preferably with disabled children and young people;
  • Have extensive experience in children’s services, including involvement in cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including child protection and Care Proceedings, and;
  • Evidence of strategic planning skills and the ability to implement and embed plans effectively.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as local government pension scheme, retail discounts and access to green car scheme which is just one of a range of salary sacrifice schemes available.
 
If you would like more information, please contact Karl Podmore (Disabled Children and Young People's Service Manager) by emailing Karl.Podmore@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.
 
We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy.

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 1 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Thursday 5 August 2021
  • Interview date: Monday 16 August 2021

Key documents

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Job Title: SEND Quality and Improvement Officer
Grade: SM1
Salary: £49,320 - £57,376 per annum pro rata  
Location: County Hall, Northallerton. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: 12 month temporary contract

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEND Quality and Improvement Officer with a variety of experience and skills. 

Our Team

The SEND Provision and Resources Team is part of Inclusion within CYPS. Its main functions are to ensure the county council keeps its Special Educational Needs provision under review, develop the best provision possible for children and families, maintain oversight of High Needs commissioning and ensure that the performance of services is reviewed, monitored and continually improved.

In addition the service area also includes the Specialist Careers Advice Service, has lead responsibility for Preparation for Adulthood and SEND Transport.

The Role

We are looking to expand our team to improve further improve the monitoring of service and local area performance. The ideal candidate will have a drive and determination to support local leaders and stakeholders to help shape and deliver positive change for children and young people with SEND.  The role will involve working with leaders and managers across the council and other stakeholder groups to review performance, identify key areas for improvement and provide support and challenge to those with lead responsibility. The post holder will have a lead role in ensuring the local area Self Evaluation Framework is reviewed and update regularly and preparing the local area for regulatory inspection. This will require a detailed knowledge of SEND, and associated legislation, as well as a proven track record of service improvement, managing multiple priorities and attention to detail. Specific aspects of the role will include:

  • Supporting local leaders and parent carer forum to finalise and implement the Local Area Strategy
  • Review the systems used to capture performance data and ensure they are robust
  • Maintain oversight of service performance
  • Identify areas for further improvement and support local leaders to develop detailed plans that will improve young people’s outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders who may have differing needs and expectations

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work effectively on multiple priorities and demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and purposefully to meet the demands of the role. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for children and families and obtaining positive change and improvement. You will be a good communicator and be able to demonstrate your ability to support change management processes effectively.

To help you achieve this you will be fully supported by a team with a wealth of knowledge and a clear vision for the future of SEND provision in North Yorkshire. You will have access to high quality CPD through our Training and Learning team to further develop your knowledge and skills as well as flexible working arrangements and regular supervision and appraisal of your work.

In this video, Chris Reynolds (Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources) talks about the SEND Quality and Improvement Officer role.

 

If you would like further information on the role before applying please contact Chris Reynolds, Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources via email Chris.Reynolds@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Thursday 5 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Friday 6 August 2021
  • Interview date: Friday 13 August 2021 (Virtually)

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Key documents

Apply here!

Apply

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Title: SEND Casework Manager - Harrogate
Grade: M
Salary: £39,880 - £43,857 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: 80 The High Street – Harrogate - We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Manager’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

The core focus of this job is to manage a team of SEN case workers providing professional expertise and leadership for the implementation of the Local Authority's statutory responsibilities and procedures for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the whole age range 0 to 25.

The Directorate has established an integrated SEND Service (0-25) to provide improved experience for children and young people with SEND and their families, including pathways and key points for assessment and decision making.

The role will involve monitoring progress of the children undergoing statutory assessment and supporting the SEN casework officers to address barriers in the process or in securing appropriate placements.

The role will involve working in an integrated way with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within the County Council, and externally to ensure statutory responsibilities are fulfilled. The post holder will need to have a commitment to shared values and the common purpose of developing a culture of interagency working; including statutory bodies, third and private sector organisations.

This post will carry a small caseload of cases which are more complex (in terms of SEND process) than appropriate for management by the SEND Casework officer. This will include one post designated to post 19 cases and all other posts will have specific responsibility for caseloads within High Cost placements including Independent Specialist provision. Cases in the tribunal arena will be held by this post for the duration of the appeal.

Supervision and active oversight of the SEND Casework officer will apply where there is complaint escalation where first line response has not resolved the complaint, cases where there is a request or requirement for a move from mainstream to special school, out of area cases, cases where there is a sudden or unpredictable request for a change of placement (placement breakdown), cases requiring significant multi-agency working such as Looked After Children or those in the Criminal Justice System and any other case deemed as “complex” following supervision with the Locality SEND manager.

You will need to have communication skills that are effective in potentially difficult circumstances such as where complaints have escalated, in mediation or where there is dispute around the EHCP – this will include effective listening, negotiation skills, demonstrating empathy and the ability to regulate own communication style and emotions to the situation.  

To informally discuss this position please contact Amanda Millgate (Locality Manager SEND) by emailing Amanda.Millgate@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 07967 443328.

Key documents:

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: 16 August 2021
  • Interview date: 19 August 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Title: SEND Casework Manager - Selby
Grade: M
Salary: £39,880 - £43,857 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Selby - We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Manager’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

The core focus of this job is to manage a team of SEN case workers providing professional expertise and leadership for the implementation of the Local Authority's statutory responsibilities and procedures for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the whole age range 0 to 25.

The Directorate has established an integrated SEND Service (0-25) to provide improved experience for children and young people with SEND and their families, including pathways and key points for assessment and decision making.

The role will involve monitoring progress of the children undergoing statutory assessment and supporting the SEN casework officers to address barriers in the process or in securing appropriate placements.

The role will involve working in an integrated way with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within the County Council, and externally to ensure statutory responsibilities are fulfilled. The post holder will need to have a commitment to shared values and the common purpose of developing a culture of interagency working; including statutory bodies, third and private sector organisations.

This post will carry a small caseload of cases which are more complex (in terms of SEND process) than appropriate for management by the SEND Casework officer. This will include one post designated to post 19 cases and all other posts will have specific responsibility for caseloads within High Cost placements including Independent Specialist provision. Cases in the tribunal arena will be held by this post for the duration of the appeal.

Supervision and active oversight of the SEND Casework officer will apply where there is complaint escalation where first line response has not resolved the complaint, cases where there is a request or requirement for a move from mainstream to special school, out of area cases, cases where there is a sudden or unpredictable request for a change of placement (placement breakdown), cases requiring significant multi-agency working such as Looked After Children or those in the Criminal Justice System and any other case deemed as “complex” following supervision with the Locality SEND manager.

You will need to have communication skills that are effective in potentially difficult circumstances such as where complaints have escalated, in mediation or where there is dispute around the EHCP – this will include effective listening, negotiation skills, demonstrating empathy and the ability to regulate own communication style and emotions to the situation.  

To informally discuss this position please contact Kerry Chapman, Locality Manager SEND, on 07971 085662 or Kerry.Chapman@northyorks.gov.uk

Key documents:

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: 16 August 2021
  • Interview date: 19 August 2021

Apply here!

Apply

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Job Title: SEND and Inclusion Support Officer
Grade: J
Salary: £30,451 - £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Location: County Hall, Northallerton. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

Our Team

The SEND Provision and Resources Team is part of Inclusion within CYPS. Its main functions are to ensure the county council keeps its Special Educational Needs provision under review, develop the best provision possible for children and families, maintain oversight of High Needs commissioning and ensure the county councils Strategic Plan for SEND Education Provision is implemented.

In addition the service area also includes the Specialist Careers Advice Service, has lead responsibility for Preparation for Adulthood and SEND Transport.

The Role

We are looking to expand our team to assist with some exciting developments across the county in developing SEND provision. The ideal candidate will have a drive and determination to support local leaders and stakeholders to help shape and deliver positive change for children and young people with SEND.  The role will involve working with leaders and managers across multiple projects linked to our strategic plan. The post holder will have a key role in supporting the delivery of local area action plans developed through our locality partnership boards This will require a broad knowledge of SEND, and associated legislation, as well as the ability to work to agreed timelines, be organised and able to use initiative to ensure action plans remain on track. Specific aspects of the role will include:

 

  • Assisting the delivery of the Strategic Plan through organising and delivering public engagement and consultation events.
  • Provide additional capacity through undertaking data analysis and research.
  • Identify and communicate areas for improvement where actions are not being delivered to agreed timescales.
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders who may have differing needs and expectations.
  • Assist in the development and review of annual action plans for each locality across North Yorkshire.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work effectively on multiple provision developments and demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and purposefully to meet the demands of the role. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for children and families whilst understanding the various challenges faced with regards to the development of SEND provision. You will be a good communicator and be able to demonstrate your ability to support change management processes effectively.

To help you achieve this you will be fully supported by a team with a wealth of knowledge and a clear vision for the future of SEND provision in North Yorkshire. You will have access to high quality CPD through our Training and Learning team to further develop your knowledge and skills as well as flexible working arrangements and regular supervision and appraisal of your work.
 
If you would like further information on the role before applying please contact Chris Reynolds, Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources via email Chris.Reynolds@northyorks.gov.uk

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Monday 9 August 2021
  • Interview date: Tuesday 17 August 2021

Key Documents

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Title: SEN Casework Officer - Harrogate
Grade: J
Salary: £30,451- £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: 80 High Street – Harrogate. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Officer’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspiration and expectations for children and young people, and we are looking for a SEN Casework Officer to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As a SEN Casework Officer you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within NYCC and externally to coordinate Education, Health and Care assessments and Education, Health and care plan (EHCP's) in line with statutory guidance.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, or additional needs in children's services including management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with EHCPs or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes, establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people their families and carers.

We would encourage applicants to contact Gill Pritchard-Jenkins on 01609 535858 or gill.pritchardjenkins@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key documents:

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8th August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Thursday 12th August 2021
  • Interview date: Wednesday 18th August & AM Thursday 19th August 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. 

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Job Title: SEN Casework Officer - Scarborough
Grade: J
Salary: £30,451- £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: North Yorkshire House – Scarborough. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Officer’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspiration and expectations for children and young people, and we are looking for a SEN Casework Officer to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As a SEN Casework Officer you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within NYCC and externally to coordinate Education, Health and Care assessments and Education, Health and care plan (EHCP's) in line with statutory guidance.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, or additional needs in children's services including management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with EHCPs or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes, establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people their families and carers.

We would encourage applicants to contact Nicola Machon (SEN Casework Manager) by calling 07976 963649 or by email: Nicola.Machon@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key documents:

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8th August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Thursday 12th August 2021
  • Interview date: Wednesday 18th August & AM Thursday 19th August 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. 

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Job Title: SEN Casework Officer - Hambleton/ Richmondshire
Grade: J
Salary: £30,451- £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: White Rose House, Thurston Road, Northallerton– covering Hambleton & Richmondshire. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Officer’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspiration and expectations for children and young people, and we are looking for a SEN Casework Officer to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As a SEN Casework Officer you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within NYCC and externally to coordinate Education, Health and Care assessments and Education, Health and care plan (EHCP's) in line with statutory guidance.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, or additional needs in children's services including management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with EHCPs or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes, establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people their families and carers.

We would encourage applicants to contact Terance Peacock (SEN Casework Manager) by calling 07976 963620 or by email: Terance.Peacock@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key documents:

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: 12 August 2021
  • Interview date: 19 August 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. 

Apply here!

Apply

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Job Title: SEN Casework Officer - Selby
Grade: J
Salary: £30,451- £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Sandpiper House - Selby. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for SEN Casework Officer’s with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing multidisciplinary SEND team. We are passionate about promoting high aspiration and expectations for children and young people, and we are looking for a SEN Casework Officer to join us as we champion the needs of children and young people with high need SEND (0-25) and their families.

As a SEN Casework Officer you will work with children and young people and their families through the statutory assessment process for SEND. The role will involve communicating effectively and working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies and organisations both internally within NYCC and externally to coordinate Education, Health and Care assessments and Education, Health and care plan (EHCP's) in line with statutory guidance.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND, or additional needs in children's services including management of cases with complex legal, professional and ethical issues including case conferences and other statutory processes and procedures. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people either with EHCPs or undergoing statutory assessment whilst providing professional expertise around the SEND process and relevant legislation and guidance. You will be focused on achieving positive life outcomes, establishing respectful, trusting relationships with children, young people their families and carers.

To informally discuss this position please contact Kerry Chapman, Locality Manager SEND, on 07971 085662 or Kerry.Chapman@northyorks.gov.uk

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key documents:

Key dates

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 15 August 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Monday 16 August 2021
  • Interview date: Wednesday 18 August 2021

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. 

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Read about the benefits of working for us...

You will receive the very best support, working alongside talented and inspirational people.

Investment in your continuous professional development continues throughout your career. A number of heads of service across North Yorkshire have used their experience to transition into senior regional and national roles. 

These roles have a flexible base; as a council, we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, arranged around the demands of the role. You can work from bases across the county as well as working from home. Our head office is in Northallerton, therefore visibility here and throughout the county is required.

You will have the opportunity to join a learning organisation developing your skills and career alongside having North Yorkshire County Council on your CV, which has one of the best reputations... a career enhancing opportunity!

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire leading from the front and constantly seeking to innovate and finely tune the system with an unwavering desire to continually improve.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and work force, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. 

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice schemes;
  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • Learning and development packages;
  • Career advancement opportunities; and
  • Employee discount benefits.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.

If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a  comprehensive relocation benefits package (pdf / 180 KB) (pdf / 180 KB).

This features up to £8,000 to cover reasonable costs such as:

  • removal expenses
  • storage costs
  • legal and estate agent fees
  • travelling experiences

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

North Yorkshire natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators; 

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures. 

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take you time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, Managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!